I entered this race almost at the last minute. Not long coming off of the Lamington Eco Challenge I knew I had the endurance for it but I wasn't quite sure if my body would be completely recovered. For some reason I thought that the course was completely flat and although there was a lot of flat trails on this course there were some pretty steep inclines as well!
Between the Lamington Eco Challenege and this 50km event I had one full week of training, the rest was all recovery so I didn't have much time at all to prepare my body, I still felt pretty good though so I wasn't too worried.
Lamington Eco Challenge 2015
What a weekend and what a race! About 9 weeks ago I decided to hydrate my dry spell of running by entering a race that consisted of two trail marathons over two days, the Lamington Eco Challenge. Up until the point of entering the race I had only been running between 5-10km on the road, nothing spectacular, so I knew that I was being a little ambitious about my first race in over a year!
Getting back into running
There were a few reasons why I hadn't completed any kind of running event in the last year, I became severely ill with tonsillitis a couple of times, I had a medical procedure that kept me out of running for a little bit but I had also gotten myself into a bit of funk that made me lose my motivation to chuck on my Hoka's and smash out the kilometers!